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Digitize Your Graffiti: The Choreography of Tagging

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Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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Street graffiti eventually gets cleaned up and sandblasted away. Sure, you can take pictures of the piece when it's done, but there's nothing like watching a piece as it is being written. Now there is software that captures the essence of the tag in motion. Artist/programmer Evan Roth designed a system called Graffiti Analysis 2.0 that records a street artist's hand gestures while writing.

It's an open source project, and graffiti artists are invited to capture and store their own tags. Some influential artists have had their tags captured so far: SEEN, TWIST, AMAZE, KETONE, JON ONE and KATSU.

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Here are the instructions. Here to read more about it.

click to enlarge The device sticks onto your pen and records your writing
  • The device sticks onto your pen and records your writing

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